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Release Stress

Posted on 29. Aug, 2013 in Uncategorized

During a stress management class this week, I was given a number of stress reducers.  Here is one to slow you down and just think about reducing your stress.

Take a sip of water. Hold it in your mouth for 20 seconds.  Do not swallow.  Focus on the water in your mouth.  What does it feel like? Is it cool? Is it warm? Why did you take this drink? Were you thirsty? Were you bored? Were you hungry?

After 20 seconds start to swallow the water SSSLLLOOOWWWLLYYY.  Feel it trickle down your throat.  Think of it slowing dripping into our stomach.  Did it satisfy the reason why you took the sip?

Weekly Tips for September 17, 2012

Posted on 17. Sep, 2012 in Uncategorized

Some of you may know, I had to have back surgery this summer, when a disc fragment broke off and decided to do a full crunch around my L3 & L4 nerves. I am told it happens commonly, except when mine was so big the only way for relief and living again was surgery. The disc fragment happened in late March and after months of PT, shots, rest and terrible (more…)

Weekly Tip for January 17, 2012

Posted on 17. Jan, 2012 in Uncategorized

Well, almost three weeks into 2012, how are you doing on your “lifestyle changes”? 2012 is the Year to Get in Gear!

We started 2012 with making breakfast healthy and a couple snacks. Are you still on this road with us or do you need to step back reset and begin again.  Based on an incredible insight during a beach run, I was able to develop the new RockIt Mom motivation: There are no failures, only attempts that were not the correct way, so let’s try it again a different way.  Albert Einstein said, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” As women, we know — Failure is Not an Option! Let’s try lifestyle changes another way.  Hopefully, these tips will get you started.

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Weekly Tips for November 28, 2011

Posted on 27. Nov, 2011 in Uncategorized

Well, it is official — “The Holidays are here!”. Even though we still may think it is summertime here in Southern Cal or a warm autumn in the rest of the country, the calendar does not lie. (more…)

Weekly Tips for September 5, 2011

Posted on 04. Sep, 2011 in Uncategorized

RockIt family had a relaxing long weekend, what a nice change!  Everyone back in school and settling into their routines?  And speaking of school, how do you and your teachers explain 9-11 to your children? The History Channel has a great documentary playing lately which helps explain 9-11 to younger children.  There are artifcats and items at the Smithsonian that young children can relate to (cell phones, briefcases, fireman’s ax). Have you taught your children about 9-11? How are you going to remember it this week? Attending a memorial service? Watching a special? (more…)

Weekly Tips for June 27, 2011

Posted on 27. Jun, 2011 in Uncategorized

Are your kiddos doing lots of camps this summer or just hanging at home?  Surf camp starts tomorrow for one kid and the other is just hanging all summer. It is kind of fun.  We shall see come the end of  July.  Fireworks are coming for Independence Day — aka July 4. Best bets are county fairs, smaller cities, Seaworld, Legoland, Disney anything, and military museums.  Here is a website that will give you local displays based upon your zip code.

How are you doing on your lunge/plank challenge. Check our FB page for updates.

Here are your tips for this week.

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Keeping Flies Away with Pennies and Water???

Posted on 27. Mar, 2010 in Fun

Keep flies out of your house with just pennies, water and ziplock bag?

We happened to notice zip lock baggies pinned to a post and a wall.  The bags were half filled with water, each contained 4 pennies, and they were zipped shut.   (more…)